Industry Presented Webinar: Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder sponsored by Polar

Presented by George Centeio, M.A. Moderated by Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM

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Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder  sponsored by Polar

Would you ever drive a vehicle without a speedometer?  How about without a gas gauge?  When it comes to exercise intensity, every human body comes well-equipped with a great gauge, the heart muscle!  Modern technology provides many simple and effective tools for assessing heart rate.  This session will outline the basics of heart rate monitoring and provide some practical applications for heart rate based training.

Presenter: George Centeio (MA) currently serves as the manager of Training and Education at Polar Electro, Inc.  In this role he works directly with physical education instructors, personal trainers, fitness directors, health club owners, strength & conditioning staff and various collegiate and professional coaches across the country.  George and his staff conduct hundreds of on-line and on-site trainings annually, educating professionals on how to best utilize and incorporate heart rate based training into their respective programs.  Whether he is strength training, running, or playing sports recreationally, George always trains with a heart rate monitor.

ACSM Moderator: Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM is the Dean of Graduate Studies at Grand Valley State University. He completed his Ph.D. at Auburn University and has been a faculty member at Indiana State University, the University of Kansas, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Miami University.  He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Physiological Society, and he is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. His primary professional interests involve the metabolic response to exercise and the use of resistance training to improve health.

Viewpoints presented in this webinar reflect opinions of the presenter and Polar and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of measuring heart rate
  2. List and explain the various factors affecting heart rate
  3. Identify the benefits of training in each of the five heart rate training zones
  4. Design a running program utilizing various heart rate training zones
  5. Explain how heart rate can be incorporated into strength training

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Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder - Polar Webinar Video
Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder - Polar Webinar Self-Test